SA vs AUS 2023, 5th ODI: The Wanderers Stadium Pitch Report, Johannesburg Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records, South Africa vs Australia
In the fifth and final One Day International (ODI) match of the series, South Africa and Australia are getting ready for a tough fight.
This match, which will take place at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on September 17, will decide the series, which is currently tied at 2-2.
In the last ODI, the Proteas Men played incredibly well and beat Australia by 164 runs. Heinrich Klaasen stole the show with an amazing batting effort and a sensational century that won the game.
South Africa was able to stay in the game because Klaasen scored 174 runs in just 83 balls. Alex Carey, on the other hand, fought hard for Australia and was only one run short of a century, but that wasn't enough to win the game for his team.
Both sides will work hard to win this important game, which will decide the winner of the series. Over the years, there have been many great games at the Wanderers Stadium. In the 50 games that have been played at this site, teams that batted first won 20 games, while teams that bowled first won 28 games. The average score in the first inning is 238, and the average score in the second inning is 205.
South Africa's score of 438/9 against Australia is the best score ever made at this ground. Pakistan's score of 109/10 against South Africa is the lowest score ever made at this ground. Also, South Africa was able to chase down 438/9 against Australia, which was the best successful chase. This happened at this stadium.
As for the pitch report, the surface at the Wanderers Stadium gives batsmen and fast bowlers the same edge. Because the pitch is lively, the ball bounces well, which lets the batters play exciting strokes. At the same time, fast players can use the weather to their advantage.
As the game goes on, the pitch tends to dry out, which makes it easier for the team that bats second to easily catch up to the team that bats first. Based on how games have gone in the past, teams that win the toss at this ground often choose to bat first.
From what the weather report says, cricket fans at the Wanderers Stadium can expect a bright and sunny day. There is no chance of rain, so it is possible that the game will go on without any breaks. The temperature will be about 21 degrees Celsius, and the humidity will be about 16%. The wind will be blowing at 8 km/h.
As for the expected lineups, South Africa will feature Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram (captain), Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, and Lungi Ngidi.
On the other side, Australia’s probable lineup consists of David Warner, Travis Head, Mitchell Marsh (captain), Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Michael Neser, Nathan Ellis, Adam Zampa, and Josh Hazlewood.
The match is expected to be a thrilling and highly competitive encounter between two strong teams. Cricket enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing an intense battle as South Africa and Australia fight for the series victory.